‘If You’re Never Gonna Move EP’ Jessie Ware
Though she was first heard singing vocals for U.K. acts like Joker and SBTRKT, South Londoner Jessie Ware strikes out on her own – providing a much-needed injection into the British music scene and giving Emeli Sande some breathing space.
Ware’s U.S. debut EP, If You’re Never Gonna Move, is a collection of sophisticated nu-soul tunes, intelligent beats and blissful, soothing Sade-esque vocals. Relationships and lust are central themes, and the delivery is heartfelt, soulful and unobtrusive.
The title track is a melodic dream about chasing love and Devotion is a downtempo love letter. And Sweet Talk, a 1980s-laced groove, is a pop gem, much like Ware herself.
Devotion, her Mercury Prize-nominated U.K. full-length debut album, will be released April 2 in America. Can’t wait.
– Reetu Rupal,